Name Dr Roy Benson
Job Title Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject(s) Computer Science
Tel 01902 32 1205


My career to date has been as varied as a week within the School of Computer Science!

My initial foray into industry was as a Software Engineer (for a startup in Cambridge), developing both business process software (in C++) and related user documentation (technical authoring).

After the tech-bubble burst (early-noughties), I found my way into college lecturing, delivering a variety of Computer Science subjects (e-Commerce, HCI, Software Development, Networking) from BND to Degree (Hons) levels.

Returning to industry, I spent 10 years working for BAE Systems. For the bulk of this time, I was seconded to the Royal Saudi Air Force (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) instructing Officers and Cadet Pilots in Computer Science (Hardware/Software). Additionally, my role involved the administration of the CS Department’s network labs, and I was also instrumental in setting up the RSAF’s e-Examinations Department. The latter part of my time with BAE, involved Security Cleared (SC) I.T. work for the Foreign Commonwealth Office.

Finally, prior to joining Wolverhampton, I delivered a six month Cyber Security course (University of Central Lancashire) to visiting officers from the Saudi Military Attaché.

Qualifications include ITIL, Certified ECDL / SMARTBoard Trainer, BSc Hons (Comp. Science), PGCE, MSc (Grid/Cloud Computing), PhD (Serious Games)

Due to my varied background, I have developed skills/knowledge in a variety of areas, including:

Software Development


Cyber Security

Serious Games

Cyber Security

Serious Games